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Devil’s Eyebrow and Trimble Mountain is a 9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gateway, Arkansas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and running and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 9.0 mi Elevation gain 1,535 ft Route type Out & Back
Dogs on leash Hiking Running Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife Rocky
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Getting There

The Devil's Eyebrow natural area is a network of logging roads that have been converted to hiking trails. Features include a spring which runs year-round, the option to hike to the top of Trimble Mountain, and access to an arm of Beaver Lake. More information on the area is available from the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission . There is a story behind the name Devil's Eyebrow: In 1880, when surveyors were working on the location of the Frisco Railroad, local Benton County resident Archibald Blansett said, “Build a railroad right through these mountains? You can’t do it, man; you can’t do it. You might as well try to build a railroad on the Devil’s eyebrow as to undertake to build one in such a place.” The railroad men thought his description of the area was perfect. The name stuck and is even referenced in Frisco literature today.

Gravel drive off of route 62 leads to parking area. Both Waze and Google Maps give excellent guidance, but, even so, it's very easy to zip right past the gravel drive.

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Wendy Vitiritto
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Hiking

This trail is rated hard and actually is hard and was amazing I did not end up doing the whole thing because there were way too many webs and that freaks me out! However if someone would just take away the mower and mow a path that would be a big help and cut down on the insects although I’m sure some of the true conservationists would not be happy with that

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Paul Sweet
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Hiking

Hilly and strenuous. Bring water. The leaves prevented big views, but it’s a hell of a challenging and beautiful walk through the woods.

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Lori Campbell
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HikingBugs

Loved this as a trail run, except for the spider webs. Did this on Tuesday and I was covered in webs by the time I finished. Very beautiful regardless will do it next time I visit except with a big stick to knock down the webs

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Ryan Middleton
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Hiking

I have run this trail twice now, and will likely make it a regular trail. The trail ends at Beaver Lake, which is a nice halfway point to sit and chill for a minute before turning back. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart. Lots of steep inclines, but a fun reward if you can muster the journey.

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David Evans
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HikingBugsRocky

If you like hiking steep trails this one is for you. Several parts have inclines between 9% and 13%. The trail appears to be minimally maintained and as the description points out, a network of old logging roads which have a lot of loose rock you have to deal with. The trail is well marked and there are maps at various points. It was hot although most of the trail is shaded. This time of year there is hardly any water in the streams and because of the relatively dense woods there aren't any picturesque views. My wife and I liked the challenge of the steep elevation changes and will definitely return when it is cooler and less buggy. Ticks this time of year are the issue. I think Arkansas ticks just get drunk on deet!

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Melinda Becker
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Hiking

We intended to hike the whole thing but turned around half way through the trail. There are a number of steep ups and downs on loose gravel, which are doable but ultimately not rewarded with a view. It was also really hot and buggy but that’s what we get for going in June. It was quiet - we only saw one other person on our hike. This is a good trail of you’re looking to get exercise and quiet, but is more about the physical challenge than a rewarding view.

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Monica Duran
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Hiking

rough terrain the trail is marked well though. the creek you walk along is rewarding. a few steep grades though. bring plenty of water. all and all it was a good hike.

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Cameron Simpkins
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Hiking

Love this trail for its challenges, wildflowers, and insects! It’s not been crowded any time I’ve been here either, which is a plus. Quite strenuous throughout and there are basically zero views. But it certainly gives one a feeing of pride having accomplished it!!

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Anthony Dale
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HikingRocky

Nice hard trail with some steep inclines.

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Chuck Grothaus
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HikingMuddy

Moderate to difficult due to elevation gain and loss (with no real views to speak of). A few up and downs are loose gravel. The creeks at two of the low points on the trail are the most fun and scenic. Spend time exploring these areas. We went to the top of Trimble Mnt then a mile further on the main trail and looped back around the mountain. 8.1 miles total in about 3 hours 15 minutes.

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Jenna Swope
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HikingMuddyOff trailOver grownRocky

I enjoyed it but SO FREAKING HARD. Be prepared. Seriously.

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Riley Pittman
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HikingMuddy

When they say difficult they mean it! Lots of elevation, several steep inclines and declines, but a beautiful hike none the less! Definitely coming back to finish the whole thing

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Josh Tindall
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Hiking

We really enjoyed this trail. It’s difficult with plenty of climbing but you get rewarded with 3 stream crossing, butterflies and a very quiet trail. The weather was perfect with sun and 60F. This trail is not going to be for everyone but if you like a good walk you should enjoy.

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Ian Geraldi
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HikingMuddyOff trailRocky

Very tough hike. I would rate as difficult. Very rewarding though. You could take a couple of different routes. As in following the creek with water shoes would leave you with only the hard climb at the end/beginning. Not for the novice but very beautiful and a supreme workout.

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Old Grizz
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Hiking

not for sises but worth the hike beauty every turn .I've done this trail2 times both has kicked my butt nice but know you should be in good shape before you do this.

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Chad Leachner
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Hiking

this was difficult! very steep, but beautiful. I did a Glacier hike in Alaska, and the Devil's Eyebrow was 5x harder.

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Katie Herring
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Hiking

Very challenging hike, lots of steep climbs. The last half mile up to top of Trimble Mtn was a little overgrown but the rest of the trail was well maintained and well marked. The rocky creek just before the ascent to Trimble was my favorite part.

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Ashley Pate
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HikingMuddyRocky

I was expecting pretty steep parts of the trail, but I wasn’t expecting the ankle-snapping rocks. I’m sure it would be easier to avoid them if there weren’t leaves on the ground. Very challenging trail, but was a perfect day (cloudy with some sprinkles). It was a little muddy in some spots but was able to avoid getting muddy with all the leaves. If you bring your dog, just make sure they listen and don’t drag you down the hill. Wear hiking boots.

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Justin Larsen
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Rocky

If you like walking up and down super steep hills...then this trail is for you. If not, keep moving.

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Joshua Mann
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Hiking

It was great. Went to the top of Devil's Eyebrow and back. Great time of year for this hike. Nothing overgrown, no bugs, Not too cold and at its peak it was 70 degrees Fahrenheit. I did have to zig zag on a couple steep places.

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Michelle Prange
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HikingRocky

Needs switchbacks.

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Zac Morgan
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HikingOver grown

Nice trail. It was over grown today. Used it for trail running. Big bombs downhill and steep uphill. Overall not bad but wish it wasn’t overgrown. Needed up being 8 miles is what I tracked

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Amol Patil
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